Are you are interested in Barking and Dagenham's history, or tracing your family tree? We have plenty of material to assist your research, including free use of Ancestry Library Edition
and Find My Past Community Edition
on our PCs.
We are currently taking part in the Explore Your Archive
Campaign to promote the value and use of archives. Click here
to find out about our related talks, tours and reminiscence sessions.
Visiting an archive can take you on an adventure. So why not drop in and explore our ‘Story Box’
on the history of trade unions in Barking and Dagenham? You may discover more than you ever imagined!
Mondays to Fridays: 10am - 4pm (except public holidays)
Saturdays: 10am - 12.30pm and 1.15pm - 4pm
Our Digital Microfilm Reader will be out of use until Tuesday 26th November while it is being upgraded. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Archives and Local Studies Centre brief guide
Archives and Local Studies newsletter Oct-Dec 2013
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croll down to the third page for details of our events)
For travel information, please see the main Valence House Museum
page. We are inside the Visitor Centre, with level access throughout, and two Blue Badge parking spaces at the Margery Road entrance, off Bonham Road.